Update 7/6/2015: I’ve now been using this Alfred workflow for over a year and I still use it every single day. It’s become vital to my workflow and I highly recommend it to anyone trying to boost their productivity.
However, other parts of my workflow have evolved quite a bit (such as window management). If you’re interested in a full post on the subject drop me a line on twitter or leave a comment at the bottom.
Now back to the original article.
One step closer to a mouse-less workflow
I’m going to show you how to integrate Alfred with the excellent Keyboard Maestro. Why? Because I have a vendetta against my mouse and I’m constantly finding new ways to remove it from my workflow entirely. To this end, the discovery of Keyboard Maestro by Stairways Software was a big win.
Keyboard Maestro (KM)
Super quick introduction: KM makes it easy to assign almost any Mac action to an easy-to-use trigger. It’s a great piece of software and is backed by a friendly and accessible developer, Peter Lewis. Seriously, go check it out right now if you haven’t yet. It’s free to try.
Combine & Conquer
So, let’s be honest: if you you’re already a Mac power user, you probably have far too many hotkeys rattling around in your brain already. This is especially true if your a developer. KM is an excellent piece of software out of box, but adding more hotkeys to the list of things you must remember might not be the ideal solution. But if we could just name our macros in a memorable way and then call them up at will based on that name we could do amazing things.